Kentlyn, New South Wales

Coordinates: 34°3′7″S 150°52′41″E / 34.05194°S 150.87806°E / -34.05194; 150.87806
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SydneyNew South Wales
Aerial view (looking west) of Kentlyn, Ruse and Campbelltown.
Population740 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation153 m (502 ft)
Location58 km (36 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s)Macquarie Fields
Federal division(s)Macarthur
Suburbs around Kentlyn:
Leumeah Minto Heights Holsworthy
Ruse Kentlyn Holsworthy
Airds Holsworthy Holsworthy

Kentlyn is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 58 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown. It is part of the Macarthur region.


Kentlyn was originally home to the Tharawal people who may have occupied the area for thousands of years. The area was largely uninhabited for the early 19th century until the 1890s when farmers started settling land. It became known as the Kent Farms and in 1933, it was formally dubbed Kent Lyn, which later modified to Kentlyn.[2][3]

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, it became something of a shantytown for families who had lost their homes. Kentlyn Post Office was open from 1936 until 1938.[4] During the 1970s, when substantial areas of Campbelltown were being opened up for development, the Council chose to protect Kentlyn with minimum lots of 5 acres (20,000 m2). These days it is considered one of the more upmarket parts of Campbelltown.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Kentlyn has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


In the 2016 census, Kentlyn recorded a population of 740 people. 76.0% of people were born in Australia and 77.2% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 28.9%, Anglican 19.0% and No Religion 15.9%.

The median age of people in Kentlyn (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.9% of the population.

The median household weekly income was $2,050 compared to the national median of $1,438. All 207 homes in Kentlyn were detached houses, with no apartment blocks or townhouses in the suburb.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kentlyn (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Liston, C: The Dharawal and Gandangara in colonial Campbelltown, New South Wales, 1788-1830, article in Aboriginal History, vol.12, 1988: p.48-62.
  3. ^ a b "Kentlyn History". Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2007.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Bull Cave". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H01993. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.

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